Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wonderful art

Hi Everybody!

After visiting the K20 art museum yesterday,  I visited
the K21 today, which shows art of the 21st century.
I saw a lot of fun things there, and although not everything was
to my taste, it was really interesting. It is housed in a wonderful
old building, which has been beautifully modernised and adapted. I
will show photos in the next days.

For Art Journal Journey, Indian Summer, and for 
Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, I have an A3
 mixed media piece. The background was brayered, stamped and collaged, using
various pieces tamped on tissue, and 2 of 'my' men, who were stamped with various quotes. I added some feathers found by the castle moat.

And now for the wonderful art - some of the paintings I was able to see yesterday at the K20:

Andy Warhol:

Gilbert and George:

Andreas Gursky:
And I'm in the picture too....

A fun installation by Lawrence Weiner:

Paul Klee (with my shadow again!):

Pierre Bonnard:

Amadeo Modigliani:

Paul Klee again:

Franz Marc:

I will show more bit by bit as I get the photos sorted, but it was wonderful
to be there. Even better, I have a season ticket for the rest of the year
and can go as often as I want to to see more....and there is lots more there to see!

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Enjoying Autumn

Hi Everybody!

I had a fun day today, with a visit to the K20 art museum here,
showing art of the 20th century. It was fantastic, and I will show photos
when I have sorted them

For Art Journal Journey, Indian Summer, I have 2 projects. The first is a hybrid piece, using a collaged background with printed and written papers, some digital add ons and my balcony blackbird:

These pages are in my 'new' journal, just using up scraps combined with a painted background, stamping and some pieces of paper napkins:

This morning when I went out the ducks were holding an 'indignation meeting'
by the stream:

Then I saw why - the heron was there, and they don't like him.
Too much competition?

The autumn colours contrasted with the grey and misty sky:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Monday, 24 October 2016

A lot going on

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at TIOT

Hand Made by YOU.
As always you have two weeks to link to us, and projects of all formats
are allowed, but this time no digis or shop bought embellishments!

I made another button back album, using papers from 7 Gypsies. The back, front and back were made with thick card from a drawing block, and covered with the paper. For the pages I made 2 signatures using coloured paper to coordinate
with the DP I used. The signatures are sewn together and held in 
place with buttons fixed to the back of the album, hence the name. I cut a figure from the leftovers and decorated the front with it. This album is easy to make:

For Art journal journey, Indian summer, I made a hybrid piece using a rusty background and one of my autumn photos:

Last weekend I went to Duisburg looking for more walls from the middle ages.
Err,  no these shops are not from that time:

But at the old market place you can see the foundations of the ancient town hall, and the metal sculpture shows its size and style:

The model was most interesting:

By the harbour I found huge stretches of the walls, dating back good 1000

If you enlarge the photo you can read all about in in German and English:

On my way back I stopped to listen to this man playing classical music,
and he was really, really fantastic:

This shop was filled with Christmas biscuits and tea, which brings me to Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, and here a big welcome to the T gang:

Before I went home on the tram I warmed up with a cup of cappuccino
at a little Italian ice-parlour.

Have great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!